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UC Denver Certificates

Certificates and Licenses. A Journey and a Destination.


The certificates and licenses are a convenient way to fulfill current professional requirements as well as a way to document your progression toward a UC Denver degree.

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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) ranks as the University of Colorado Denver's largest school on the Downtown Denver campus.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) CertificateThe Program is designed to build the necessary skills to teach English as a Second Language. It provides a focused preparation for the teaching of English as a Second Language. It is primarily aimed at native speakers of English who want to teach overseas but may serve the needs of international students wanting to teach English in their home country or other countries

School of Education and Human Development

As the largest graduate School of Education in Colorado, the School of Ed is committed to developing forward-thinking educators and counselors who have a deep sense of critical inquiry, and the cultural competence needed to serve urban, diverse populations.

Adolescent Literacy
This program is designed as a series of three graduate-level courses specifically designed to help licensed teachers develop the skills necessary to reach middle and high school student readers and writers, especially those struggling academically.

This certificate is for educators, instructional developers, technology and instructional support professionals, and faculty who work in K-12, higher education, and corporate settings. The program emphasizes an authentic, interactive approach to online education. You will: work collaboratively on complex and realistic projects; develop resources for immediate practical use in your training or school environment; and create eLearning instructional products that incorporate multimedia and hypermedia techniques and applications.

ECSE, Specialist License
This program will prepare you with a solid background in assessment, teaching, intervention and collaboration to help you be successful in your career. Your licensure course work will include fascinating topics such as child growth and development, approaches to young children's learning, curriculum and program development, family-centered practice, culturally-responsive teaching in multicultural and multilingual settings, medical and physiological aspects of developmental disabilities, social and cognitive development/disorders, screening and assessment of young children, and intervention strategies.

Early Literacy Certificate
This program is designed as a series of three graduate-level courses specifically designed to help licensed teachers develop the skills necessary to reach student readers and writers in preschool through third grade, especially those who are English language learners.

Health Education
The certificate will be feature an overview of the principles of behavior change as they relate to health education in both theory and practice, the application of behavior theory as it applies to specific health content knowledge and skills, and finally it will provide an overview of health education teaching and learning strategies for use in school settings.

School Library Endorsement
Our school library endorsement is designed to help you learn the knowledge-management skills and information access points needed to advance your career goals. Your courses will integrate Information and Learning Technology strategies through coursework in school library management, collection development, collaborative planning, instructional design, and instructional leadership.

This endorsement is designed for currently licensed teachers seeking career advancement and the expertise needed to work effectively with students with special needs and from diverse backgrounds. The program is fully accredited by the Colorado Department of Education and the Council for Exceptional Children.

College of Nursing

The College of Nursing has earned its respected reputation with over 110 years of contributions to nursing education, practice and research.

Certificate in Palliative Care
This certificate provides a foundation in current palliative care models integrating theories of caring and change. You'll discuss concepts, palliative care assessment, and planning in the context of patient scenarios to broaden approaches to model implementation.

Health Care Informatics
This certificate provides you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to perform as an informatics specialist. These core informatics courses will provide you with a framework for information management and decision support, nursing and other health care terminologies and the life cycle of an information system.

School of Public Affairs

The School of Public Affairs prepares the next generation of leaders in public service and criminal justice professions to solve society’s most pressing problems.

Nonprofit Management
This certificate will prepare you to become an innovative and critical thinker in the areas of nonprofit organizational management and public policy. This certificate’s bridges theoretical knowledge with real-world experience. So, you’ll gain insight into the interdependence between the nonprofit, public, and for-profit sectors.

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